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Squarecast Episode 23 | God Squad | December 2020

God Squad: What happens when the ‘Good News Club’ isn’t good for me or my child?

We thought the holiday season might be just the time of year to walk a mile in the shoes of minority faith traditions, as they navigate both the yuletide season and the broader predominantly Christian culture around them.

What happens when the ‘Good News Club’ isn’t good for me…or my child….but gosh…who doesn’t like free ice cream after a day at public school?

We thought the holiday season might be just the time of year to walk a mile in the shoes of minority faith traditions, as they navigate both the yuletide season and the broader predominantly Christian culture around them. We’ll hear from a wide range of minority faith communities to better understand the impact in their communities, then we’ll consider how to best handle (and embrace) our diversity inside the public institutions we share. In these shared spaces how do we navigate the things parents would rather not have their kids exposed to — and respect our differences? And we’ll stretch to consider whether there is unexpected common cause between parents taking a pass on the Good News Club and those who say “no thank you” to instruction on evolution and sex ed instead.

Facilitated by Rabbi Michael Shields of Temple Israel.

Programming during the pandemic is made possible by a recovery grant from the Knight Foundation, through the Community Foundation of North Florida and a CARES grant from Florida Humanities with the support of National Endowment for the Humanities. We are deeply grateful for their support.

 

Michael Shields | Rabbi
Temple Israel
Betsy Ouellette Zierden | Former Pastor
Good Samaritan UMC
Harshaid Desai & Hetal Desai
Hindu Temple of Tallahassee
Adil Attari
Attends prayer services with
multiple Muslim congregations
Stefanie Posner
Temple Israel
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